Laura Goldin
Raab 347

"Open Door Always"

EarthNotes: Nov. 20, 2009

This Issue

  • Health Eating Volunteers Needed
  • Eco-Rep Jobs for Spring
  • Environmental Internship Symposium
  • Spring Internships for Course Credit
  • More Jobs and Internships

Nutritional Eating for Homeless Women

Tuesday, Nov 24., 5:30-7 p.m.
Home Suites Inn
Totten Pond Road, Waltham
Transportation arranged

From Jessica Vitale, Jie Dong and Alia Bluestein: "Childcare volunteers are needed. Come help the Greening class with a project about healthy eating! This is our second workshop for a group of homeless families (primarily single mothers and children) that have been placed at a hotel in Waltham by the state of Massachusetts. The event is Tuesday, Nov. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m. We would really appreciate anyone who is able to come play with the kids while their parents are in the workshop (activities and supplies will be provided). Please contact Jessica Vitale at ASAP if you can help. Thank you!"

Eco-Rep Campus Jobs

Spring opportunity in Charles River, Foster Mods and the Village!

Do you want to help the Brandeis become more environmentally sustainable  through peer education? Apply to become an Eco-Rep to help increase recycling, reduce waste, and conserve energy in your dorm. Energetic, environmentally-committed students willing to take on responsibility, use their initiative and work hard should apply. Current students are graduating, if you live in Charles River,
Foster Mods, and the Village apply for spring 2010 now. Visit the Campus Sustainability Web site for more information on the positions.

Environmental Internship Symposium

Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Schneider Building, Heller, Room G-1
Refreshments served

Come to hear the environmental interns present their work, from protecting piping plovers and preserving forest land, to preventing lead exposure and formulating water policy and much more. Recommended for all students thinking of doing an environmental internship or hoping to learn about the breadth of opportunities in the environmental field. For more information, contact

Spring Academic Interships

We have a wealth of environmental internships available for spring, from water policy, energy and recycling to environmental justice and environmental health through the ENVS89a Environmental Internship. Find the right fit for your interests and academic and career goals and get invaluable experience. Please contact Laura Goldin ASAP if you are interested.

More Internships and Jobs

Gulf Ecology, EPA
The Gulf Ecology Division (Gulf Breeze, FL) of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, of the Office of Research and Development, U .S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is seeking one or more students, with a minimum of two or more years of college or a B.S. degree, to provide technical support services under a contractual agreement in support of research directed at understanding the physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of coastal wetlands and estuaries, determining ecological
condition, evaluating rates and causes of declining systems, and/or predicting conditions under various water quality scenarios. The successful candidate must be at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled in a degree program or recent graduate. For more detailed information, visit the Gulf Ecology Division Web site.

The following contract specialties are available:

  • Coral Culture
  • Ecotoxicology Studies
  • Ecological Services and Human Well-Being Research Support
  • Estuarine Nutrient Dynamics
  • Ecological Services of Coastal Systems

The primary work location is 1 Sabine Island Drive, Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561. Work shall be primarily performed in a laboratory, but some field work may be required. Necessary instruction, training, and oversight shall be provided by EPA scientists who shall serve as mentors to the student contractors.

Orion Online Latest

The following are some of the latest listings for environmental nonprofit internships and jobs around the country from Orion Grassroots Network. Some of these internships are eligible for course credit with ENVS89a. Just discuss with me first.

Content and Communications Manager
Conservation Law Foundation
Boston, MA

Field Steward Internship
Arc of Appalachia
Bainbridge, OH

Museum Intern
Arc of Appalachia
Bainbridge, OH

Traveling Semester Intern
Synergia Learning Ventures
Nevada City , CA

Executive Director on contract
Tulare County Citizens for Responsible Growth
Visalia, CA (County-wide)

School Garden Supervisor
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Ester, AK

Field Trip Coordinator
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Ester, AK

Farm Apprentice
Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Ester, AK

National Crew Leaders, Summer 2010
Student Conservation Association
Oakland, CA (100 Nat'l Parks)

Native Plant Nursery Internship
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Sanibel, FL

Naturalist Internships
Audubon Center of the North Woods Sandstone, MN

Environmental Education Intern
Canyonlands Field Institute
Moab, UT

Farm Apprenticeships
Maine Organic Farming and Gardening Association
Unity, ME

Sustainable Investment Intern
Strategic Counsel on Corporate Accountability
Amherst, MA

Outreach, Fundraising, and Marketing Internships
Rite of Passage Journeys
Bothell, WA

Environmental Education Internships
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association
Nantucket, MA

Deckhand, Mate, and Marine Science Educator
Salish Sea Expeditions
Bainbridge Island, WA

Marine Science Educator
Marine Science Consortium
Wallops Island, VA

School Food Outreach Coordinator
Edible Schoolyard
New Orleans, LA

Middle School Teacher
The Farm School
Athol, MA

Educational Programs Director
Spring Creek Educational Farm
Palmer, AK

Global Tuna Conservation Campaign: various jobs
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC

If you don't see the job you want in EarthNotes or in your own searching, don't forget the Brandeis Hiatt Career Center.

From Hiatt: There are more than 300 organizations in Hiatt NACElink focused on environment/conservation, energy, NGO/non-profit, agriculture, or government, including 80 with a specific focus on green careers. In addition to the Environmental Studies Program and the annual Green Careers Forum, Hiatt brings many green employers to campus for recruiting, networking and informational purposes. Located in the Usdan Student Center, Hiatt offers daily walk-in hours for students and alumni. Stop by for assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interview preparation.